Age: 7,603.7 ± 4,111.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: C295a
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1a
Descendant branch(s): K1a8a K1a8b

YFull Info

Name: K1a8
Age: 13800 to 12000 ybp [95% CI]
Expansion: 15900 to 7700 ybp [95% CI]
 Variants: C295A

Note: This information does not imply an endorsement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.

Haplogroup K1a8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,500 and 11,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a8 Phylotree History

Phylotree.org is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 27 Aug 2008
02 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 14 Oct 2008
05 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 8 Jul 2009
06 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 28 Sep 2009
07 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 10 Nov 2009
08 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 21 Mar 2010
09 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 20 Jun 2010
10 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 10 Aug 2010
11 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 7 Feb 2011
12 K1a8 295A 7927G Released 20 Jul 2011
13 K1a8 295A Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 K1a8 C295a Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 K1a8 C295a Released 30 Sep 2012
16 K1a8 C295a Released 19 Feb 2014
17 K1a8 C295a Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1a8 Data Sources

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg IDOriginPublicationHg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFullMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5002260 Behar et al., 2012b K1a8 K1a8* K1a8:16093 K1a8:309.1CC, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 3398, 5262, 9422, 14259, 15893

Sources & Resources

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